Ahoy there, dean. It’s no secret that Stumptown Coffee loves to gleam the cube. Skateboard culture has long been part of the brand’s aesthetic, and the company even took a few of their pro skater friends to Antigua, Guatemala to shred some Central American gnar for the Sprudgie-nominated short film Flower of Flowers. And now they’re taking the next logical step with their love of skateboarding. (No, I don’t mean setting up a GS/3 at the lip of an empty pool, though that would totally rip and sip.)
Stumptown has announced the creation of a new Skate Team, featuring notable skate legends Chet Childress, Silas Baxter Neal, Nick Boserio, and Elissa Steamer, a fan favorite and legendary playable character in the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. As a recently certified B Corporation, the Skate Team is “one of the many ways Stumptown invests in their employee culture,” per a press release from the company.
For the inaugural Lords of Stumptown, next month the brand will release Breaking The Crust, a 20-minute short film to showcase the company’s newest—and technically speaking the raddest—venture, a preview of which can be seen below.
The coffee company is also releasing a limited edition cold brew and whole bean coffee, both made of the Colombia El Jordan sourced through fellow B Corp Caravela Coffee. Now available in-store and online, the bag design for the special release coffee was designed by Childress, and $1 of every bag and can sold goes to one of three skateboarding non-profits chosen by Stumptown employees, two of which are female-led. Non-profits slated to receive donation from the Skate Team are Skate Like A Girl, Exposure Skate, and the Harold Hunter Foundation.
For more information on the Skate Team (or maybe even to buy the limited edition Skate Team box set), visit Stumptown’s official website.
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.
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